Mumbai, July 23, 2014:
Project Management Institute (PMI®), world's largest membership association for the project management profession, signed an MoU with Symbiosis International University through its Pune Deccan Chapter, to promote skill development amongst students and allow them an opportunity to interact with industry experts through various platforms facilitated by PMI on a regular basis.
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology is already a Registered Education Provider (REP) with PMI to impart project management
skills to its students as a part of its curriculum. Additionally, PMI India has also announced an endowment program for students who pass out of the college and wish to pursue project management as a subject of choice.
PMI has entered into similar tie-ups and working relationships with other premier institutes like SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, XLRI, Karunya University, NICMAR, University Of Petroleum & Energy Studies,
L&T Institute of Project Management, Pandit Dindayal Petroleum University and Amity University
to encourage more students to take up project management as a profession. The aim of such an association is to provide students with an opportunity to interact with industry experts on a regular basis and help them develop industry ready talent.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Raj Kalady – Managing Director PMI India said, "Project management contributes immensely to the development of a nation. It drives growth by ensuring efficient completion of projects.
Hence, establishing its importance at a student level is of utmost importance to shape their career"
"The new Government's agenda of completing existing infrastructure projects rather than introducing new ones will be
possible only by instilling right talent. We need skilled project managers who are well equipped to manage various adversities faced during the life of a project and can ensure timely completion of the project withinthe estimated
cost." Mr. Kalady added.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar - Principal Director Symbiosis Society said, "We are happy to be associated with a premier and globally recognized institute as PMI. In
today's dynamic world, it is of utmost importance that our students are prepared to tackle the constant changes in the business environment. PMI gives our students an opportunity to learn and tackle these assumptions and
successfully implement projects. We believe this program will groom our students to face professional challenges."
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading not-for-profit
professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through
global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI shares knowledge with more than 700,000 members and credential holders in over 185 countries. PMI has impacted more than one million practitioners, businesses,
governments, students and training organizations. Today, PMI's products and services range from world-class standards for project, program and portfolio management to five professional credentials, including the gold standard
Project Management Professional (PMP) ®. PMI's exclusive Global Corporate Council and European Corporate Networking Group engage large multinationals and government organizations in endorsing the value of project management.
A constituent of Symbiosis International University, SCMHRD inter-alia is engaged in the field of creating, developing and conducting various educational courses and training. SCHMRD is also
engaged in providing Consultancy and MDP service to the corporate world. SCMHRD has started a new programme MBA – Infrastructure Management. In view of the provisions made for Infrastructure in the budget 2014, the relevance of
this programme assumes great importance and relevance towards creating leaders to Make Infrastructure Happen.
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